ankylosis(redirected from spontaneous ankylosis)
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abnormal adhesion or immobility of the bones in a joint, as by a direct joining of the bones, a fibrous growth of tissues within the joint, or surgery
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Also spelled anchylosis.
Stiffness or immobilization of a joint due to a surgical or pathologic process.
The loss by a system of one or more degrees of freedom through development of one or more frictional constraints.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.